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Successful surgical resection of a rare case of a giant sacral chordoma: a multidisciplinary feat
  1. Safwan Omar Alomari1,
  2. Shadi Bsat1,
  3. Mohammad Khalife2 and
  4. Ghassan Skaf1
  1. 1Neurosurgery Department, American University of Beirut University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  2. 2General Surgery Department, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  1. Correspondence to Professor Ghassan Skaf; gskaf{at}


We, here, report the case of a 72-year-old man who presented with a giant sacral chordoma without aggressive clinical and neurological course and confirmed with a CT guided biopsy. The patient underwent multidisciplinary, two-stage successful complete en bloc sacrectomy along with total gross tumour resection, followed by lumboiliac fusion and instrumentation in the second stage without any neurological deficit nor bladder or bowel-related complications.

  • neurooncology
  • spinal cord
  • pathology
  • neurosurgery
  • general surgery

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  • Contributors GS and MK contributed conception and design of the study; SOA and SB collected the data and images,did the literature review and wrote the sections of the manuscript. GS revised the study critically. All authors contributed to manuscript revision, read and approved the submitted version. GS certify that this manuscript is a unique submission and is not being considered for publication, in part or in full, with any other source in any medium .

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.